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Discover the culinary delights of Paris on a walking food tour through one of the city’s charming historic neighborhoods. Follow your taste buds and your knowledgeable guide to a handful of Parisian cafés, patisseries and specialty stores to sample authentic French favorites like croissants, foie gras, artisan cheese and fresh-baked bread. Learn how items are produced and used in gourmet French cooking, and top it all off with a glass of excellent French wine. Numbers are limited to eight people for a personalized small-group experience.


  • Morning or afternoon walking tour to Paris' finest gourmet shops
  • Gastronomic guide to answer all your questions and share your passion for food
  • Tastings of foie gras, cheese, bread, a seasonal specialty and a glass of wine on the Latin Quarter tour
  • Tastings of homemade pies, cheese, charcuterie and a glass of wine on the Montmartre tour
  • Smaller number of tour members ensures a more personalized experience
  • Illuminating commentary on Paris sights and history from your expert guide

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Paris Food Walking Tour: Gourmet French Food

Paris Food Walking Tour - Gourmet French Food

Beloved the world over, gourmet French food is an essential part of any Paris vacation. This small-group walking tour introduces you to the art of French cuisine from a local perspective. Choose from a morning tour of the Latin Quarter or an afternoon tour of the Montmartre neighborhood, and meet your culinary guide at either a specialty cheese shop or a patisserie.
Set off on a leisurely 3-hour walking tour of the storied streets, stopping along the way at several local markets, bakeries and specialty food shops. The exact itinerary will vary based on your small group’s preference and the season, but you can expect to sample staples of the French diet such as handcrafted cheeses, charcuterie and baguettes, plus sweet treats like pies and croissants. Of course, no food tour of Paris would be complete without a glass of fantastic French wine.
Your guide will share insight into how these delicious products are made, as well as how Parisians shop and prepare meals on a daily basis. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like, and learn how to incorporate gourmet ingredients into your own cooking for a taste of Paris at home!

Customer Reviews

Jo Ann d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide Stefan was very knowledgeable and we didn and #39;t just learn about the different breads, wine, cheeses and foie gras but also about architecture and history! I enjoyed it immensely!

Liam W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic, highly recommended.

Kenneth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Much fun and informational on many more topics than food. Would highly recommend this tour.

Sara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide, Riberto, was wonderful. His knowledge was incredible, his demeanor was charming, and he brought us into another world for a few hours. His charm did not stop when the tour ended. He was gracious enough to help us find the right bus when the trains closed because of possible flooding. We felt as if Riberto was our personal concierge for the 1/2 day!

Sally F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

There was only my husband and and myself on the tour and our guide, David, was fantastic. He tailored the tour to cover our interests. We had such a wonderful, informative time with him. He gave us so much information about Paris that we didn't know. The food tasting at the end was delicious and we felt like we had made a friend. We asked for a suggestion for dinner and he walked us to the restaurant and helped us make a booking, his recommendation was fabulous. Can't speak highly enough of David. He sat and had coffee with us after so we could continue chatting and showed us how to buy a metro ticket. Such a lovely guy.

Ginny H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Loved this trip down Sunday morning was perfect! Dancing in little plazas, locals market, and sweet treats and pate. Yummy

Roderick O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Melissa Neto did a great job,. She knows her food and Paris, giving us the option of going by areas we had not seen as we went through our tour. We had a chance to visit some interesting Paris neighborhoods and an open air food market. Overall, an excellent tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

What a fun thing to do! This walking tour was a delight. There were two of us on the tour with two guides one in training. We walked all around the left bank, learned about history, art, cheese, breads and wine. At the end of the tour we sat in a shop and tasted what we had acquired on the walk - I would highly recommend this and can't wait to do another walk with Meet the French.

Esme A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. A thoroughly enjoyable morning spent with our very knowledgable guide, Melissa. We visited the food market, several gourmet food shops and she also shared interesting information about the history of the Latin Quarter. Afterward we sat down and had a chance to taste all the food we had encountered on the way. Because we were only two people on the tour, it felt like we were exploring Paris with a friend. Melissa also gave us a recommendation and helped us book for a really great restaurant later for a special occasion later in the week. Highly, highly recommend this tour with Melissa.

W James W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very informative tour with insights into the origins and differences of various foods. Melissa was extremely knowledgable, professional, and answered any questions we had with passion. Highly recommended.

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